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Let Freedom Sing: Of 19th Century Americans (Review)

Vivian B. Kline, Outskirts Press

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Vivian Kline is a Class A name-dropper. The names she drops — Nicholas Longworth, P.T. Barnum and sister poets Alice and Phoebe Carey among them — have the satisfying clunk of historical import and might mean most to history buffs. Although, if you’re not, this is a good place to begin.  

Art: Images Chasing Titles at Collector's Art Group

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sam Hollingsworth's collection of watercolors, 'Images Chasing Titles,' is now on display at Collector's Art Group downtown. Check out his surrealist take on ice cream, elephants and the Hokey Pokey through June 27.  

Tantric Acting at the Holiday Inn

2 Comments · Saturday, June 5, 2010
We Fringe regulars have been at the Dayton Holiday Inn before. This time around Finite Number of Monkeys Productions, who gave us 'The Success Show' last year, reveals plans for a wonderfully wacky movie that will blend a sainted American musical with Bollywood production values and cultural aims. I hate to even tell you that its name will be 'Oklahomahatma.'   


1 Comments · Friday, June 4, 2010
Is poetry just for English majors? 'Nevermore' says no, that playgoers can tune into iambic verse just fine. Although writer/director Amy Pettinella plays the feminine role in this two-character piece, she gives the best lines to her co-actor, Russell McGee. No surprise: He's playing Edgar Allan Poe, no stranger to good lines.  


Gabriel's Corner: June 3, 5, 6, 10 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Amy Pettinella, playwright/director/ costar of 'Nevermore,' says Edgar Allan Poe's greatest mystery was his death. Researching Poe's life led her to writing this play about him and American writers in general.   

Tantric Acting at the Holiday Inn

Art Academy: June 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Finite Number of Monkeys Productions presents a send-up of esoteric approaches to theater arts (and probably more) in 'Tantric Acting at the Holiday Inn,' also the fictional location for their successful 'The Success Show' in last year's Fringe.  


ETC: June 9, 10, 11 and 12

1 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
What is it with trust when love, lust and Rock & Roll rule? Trust, presented by the Ensemble Theatre Acting Intern Company, gives five actors strong roles as their characters prepare for a wedding, flirt on the side, play music and generally behave badly.  

The Comfort of Anger

Duveneck 3: June 10, 11 and 12

1 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This show comes from the same company that brought 'The Gospel According to Tammy Faye' to the 2006 Cincy Fringe Festival. This time out, a Latina novelist is fighting old ghosts in dreams that  

Art: The Genius of David Bumbeck at the Sandra Small Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Artist David Bumbeck's work is a deepening pleasure. The longer you look, the more you see. 'The Genius of David Bumbeck' is a group of splendid intaglio prints from the 1990s, drawings from the early 2000s and mixed-media productions. At the Sandra Small Gallery through June 25.  

Art: Transcending Loss & Loss/Lost at Iris Bookcafe

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Patrons of a book cafe like to read, right? Seems so at the Iris BookCafé where the photographs-plus-text of Darryl Glenn Baird, University of Michigan professor, are getting close attention. Baird’s digital collages, which combine found and generated images with printed texts, invite close study. Through June 23.